It's hard to believe it's already time for one of the summer's most anticipated local events, but the Chicago Air and Water Show will be in full swing Aug. 17-18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The focal point will be North Avenue Beach in Lincoln Park—admission is free—but viewers can also see the show all along the lakefront from Fullerton Avenue to Oak Street.
The program for both Saturday and Sunday will be the same but there is no schedule outlining who will be performing at what times.
More Events . . .
- Movie in the Park - Evergreen Park will be hosting an outdoor screening of the classic comedy Ghostbusters. The film is playing at Duffy Park, 9100 S. Millard Ave., in Evergreen Park. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., and you might want to bring blankets because it will be a bit chilly this evening.
- Love You More, a benefit for the Wilmot family, who lost father and husband Dan to a fatal heart attack last year when he was 46, will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., in Merrionette Park.
- Car Show - Trinity Lutheran Church at 98th Street and Brandt Avenue in Oak Lawn is hosting a Car Show and Rally Day from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The day offers oodles of fun for families, including a classic car show with trophies and blessing of children's backpacks. Also featured are food and music, face painting, games, jumpy things and crazy bingo. $20 registration fee for cars; free admission to show.
- Molly Browne Gallagher Lemonade Stand - All the money raised at this lemonade stand goes to benefit Misericordia. The stand is held annually and was started in 2009 by the siblings of Molly, who has Down syndrome. Starting at 11 a.m. and located at the St. John Fisher Courtyard, 10210 S. Fairfield Ave., the day will feature lemonade, sweets, snow cones, pop corn, raffle table and an iPad Raffle.
Walking for Little Hearts: 1K or 5K at Moraine Valley, 8 a.m. One in 110 babies are born with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD), #1 birth defect in the U.S. Join supporters and walk in honor of CHD heroes and angels. Why participate in this walk? Proceeds from this walk support the Care Bags Program. The program delivers 80-plus care bags each month to 5 Chicago Children's Hospitals. Kids walk free! $15 for each adult. Fundraise over $50 to receive a MLHC water bottle and fundraise over $100 to receive a MLHC T-Shirt. Register online.